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English adjective: kind

1. kind having or showing a tender and considerate and helpful nature; used especially of persons and their behavior

SamplesKind to sick patients.
A kind master.
Kind words showing understanding and sympathy.
Thanked her for her kind letter.

Similarbenevolent, benign, benignant, charitable, gentle, good-hearted, gracious, kind-hearted, kindhearted, kindly, large-hearted, openhearted, sympathetic

See alsobenign, benignant, considerate, good-natured, merciful, soft



2. kind agreeable, conducive to comfort

SamplesA dry climate kind to asthmatics.
The genial sunshine.
Hot summer pavements are anything but kind to the feet.




3. kind tolerant and forgiving under provocation

SamplesOur neighbor was very kind about the window our son broke.




English noun: kind

1. kind (cognition) a category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality

SamplesSculpture is a form of art.
What kinds of desserts are there?.

Synonymsform, sort, variety

Broader (hypernym)category

Narrower (hyponym)antitype, art form, brand, color, colour, description, flavor, flavour, genre, genus, ilk, like, like, make, manner, model, species, stripe, style, the like, the likes of, type

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